This day I stopped by for a visit. circa late '90s
|I took my friends from Seattle & Portland, OR to the school to meet Mother.|
|Mother's retirement party|
Sometime in the late 1980s (I know it was about then because my mother, Bonnie Willis, retired from school in 1989) some of the special education kids at Headland Elementary made ceramics that were sold to raise funds for something. Mother bought a nice ceramic swan that was one of a matching pair (probably male and female). Seems like it was $15 - $20. She really didn't think she could afford or should buy the other one.
A few days later, mother was home on Forrest Street and the side doorbell rang and it was Dinah with the other ceramic swan as a surprise gift. The ceramic swans still sit on the bricks beneath the fireplace to this day!!! We always thought that was nice.
I told mother that I saw you and Miles, and she said that Dinah was always very nice and grateful when she would do some teachers-aid work for her at school. Your mother was a very kind, thoughtful and giving person, and is greatly missed! - Marc Willis